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January 26 - February 20
OneAmerica Mainstage
In-Person Tickets Start at $25
Virtual Tickets $30

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About the Play


Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451
adapted by Tobias Andersen
January 26 – February 20, 2022
OneAmerica Mainstage

Due to our licensing agreement, Fahrenheit 451 will be available for streaming on select days only. 

 

Special Performances
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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SPONSORED BY FAEGRE DRINKER: Fahrenheit 451’s playwright Tobias Andersen with IRT’s Resident Dramaturg Richard J Roberts
Saturday, January 29, 2022 | Following the 5 PM performance of Fahrenheit 451

Tobias Andersen adapted Fahrenheit 451 from Ray Bradbury’s own stage version of his famous novel. An award-winning actor, Anderson performed in the original cast of Bradbury’s play. Andersen and Roberts will discuss his work and friendship with Ray Bradbury.
 



COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SPONSORED BY FAEGRE DRINKER: Ray Bradbury: The Man Behind the Sci-Fi Classics
Saturday, February 12, 2022 | Following the 4 PM performance of Fahrenheit 451

Did you know that Indianapolis hosts the largest collection of Ray Bradbury archives? Dr. Jason Aukerman, Director for The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI and Assistant Professor of American Studies and English at IUPUI, will share details on the man behind the creation of Sci-Fi classics including Fahrenheit 451, explore the history of the censorship of the novel, and share what it’s like to curate Bradbury content. IRT’s Resident Dramaturg Richard J Roberts will illuminate the conversation with production insight. This conversation will be moderated by Allison Barkel, Chair of IRT’s Offscript Young Professionals Group Advisory Council.

 

searing sci-fi tale

In a dystopian future where the written word is forbidden, firemen are paid to burn books instead of fight fires. But when Montag starts to read the books he is supposed to burn, he begins to question the life he leads. Now he must choose between continuing his regimented existence or risking everything for the right to think. Published in 1953, this science fiction classic is even more relevant today.

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian classic that contains adult language, physical violence, projected imagery, strobe lights, and fog. Recommended for patrons 7th grade and above.

Health & Safety Guidelines: 

All IRT patrons attending public performances must show a photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (administered no more than 72 hours prior to the performance), in addition to wearing a mask. By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge and agree to comply with the terms of our policies. Please see our full Health & Safety information and policies on our FAQs page.

Artistic Note:
“In January, we will mount a production of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian tale, Fahrenheit 451, in a steam-lined adaptation designed for both adult and youth audiences.  Bradbury’s 1953 novel, set in an unidentified future, was more prescient than perhaps even he knew, and we are fascinated to have discussions with audiences about how this work lands for them today. We will hope the art can ignite purposeful discussion about the importance of ideas and discourse and the preservation of classic texts.”  – Janet Allen, Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director

 

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Multimedia


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Video: Fahrenheit 451 Pre-Show Chat 2022
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Video: Fahrenheit 451 Post-Show Discussion 2022
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Video: Fahrenheit 451 Promo Video

Cast Members


 Amir Abdullah
AMIR ABDULLAH
Montag
JANYCE CARABALLO
JANYCE CARABALLO
Clarisse & Others
Tim Decker
TIM DECKER
Beatty & Others
Jennifer Johansen
JENNIFER JOHANSEN
Mildred, Mrs. Hudson, & Others
Henry Woronicz
HENRY WORONICZ
Faber, Aristotle, & Others

Creative Team


Benjamin Hanna
BENJAMIN HANNA
Director
William Boles
WILLIAM BOLES
Scenic Designer
Izumi Inaba
IZUMI INABA
Costume Designer
Michelle Habeck
MICHELLE HABECK
Lighting Designer
Kevin O’Donnell
KEVIN O’DONNELL
Sound Designer
Rasean Davonte Johnson
RASEAN DAVONTE JOHNSON
Projection Designer
Richard J Roberts
RICHARD J ROBERTS
Dramaturg
Nathan Garrison
NATHAN GARRISON
Stage Manager
Becky Roeber
BECKY ROEBER
Assistant Stage Manager

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